What Is Race & Case?
- It is a business ethics case competition and ski/snowboard challenge.
- It is unique to the Daniels College of Business as no other business school combines a case challenge with a NASTAR race.
- Provides a unique real-world setting where students apply critical thinking and new approaches to ethical decision making and behavior.
- Graduate business school programs are invited to bring teams of four students. Team must be mixed gender.
- All team members must present during the case competition. Team members that do not participate in the ski/snowboard race will be given a default time.
Why Is It Important/What’s In It for Me?
- It’s a great résumé builder and it is fun!
- Students compete against other business schools for the Daniels Cup.
- Apply critical thinking skills to a real-world business scenario.
- Networking opportunities with alumni and business leaders.
- Gain business experience & exposure.
- Opportunity to conquer fresh Rocky Mountain powder.
How Much Does It Cost?
No registration fee is required for Daniels student teams. The following cost information is for national student teams:
- Applications for national teams are due November 21. Team will be notified on December 1 at which time a $500 non-refundable deposit is due. The balance of the $2,500 program fee is due by January 6.
- Cost includes hotels, chartered transportation to DIA and competition sites, lift tickets, race fees, most meals and the awards banquet.
- Airfare, ski rental and transportation on Thursday from the airport to Denver not included.
How Do I Prepare for the Case?
- Each team is given the same case with which to prepare a presentation. Your team will meet to discuss the case and prepare a recommendation for the judges.
- For additional assistance, speak with professors at your college and professionals in related industries.
- We encourage teams to seek coaches on presentation preparation not content.
What’s This “Race” Part?
- Skiers and snowboarders are welcomed to compete on a downhill race course in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
- Handicaps are based on the NASTAR scoring system.
- Each team consists of four mix-gender graduate business students. All team members must participate in the case competition.
Case Competition Highlights
- Focuses on managerial ethics in a corporate environment.
- Delivered to teams three weeks prior to the competition date.
- Presentation length will not exceed 15 minutes (time limit will be strictly enforced).
- Presentation is followed by 10 minutes of Q&A (time limit will be strictly enforced).
Ski Competition Highlights
- Held on official NASTAR course.
- Team ski score is combined time total of fastest female and fastest male.
- Each participant may ski a maximum of three runs.
- Teams may accept a default time for team members.
2016 Race & Case Winners
Congratulations to the 2016 Race & Case Winners!
First Place: University of Utah David Eccles School of Business
Second Place: University of Denver Daniels College of Business
Third Place: University of Alabama & University of Pittsburgh
University of Washington
University of Colorado—Colorado Springs
University of South Carolina